Authorities are holding the sister-in-law of Cradle CEO Nazrin Hassan, along with her husband, as they investigate his mysterious death that occurred June 14.
Originally thought to be an accident, with an exploding mobile and subsequent fire, authorities later announced that they were reclassifying the investigation as murder.
According to several outlets, the duo will now be held until September 27, having been arrested late last night from their residence at Kiara View, TTDI.
Earlier this month on September 4, Nazrin’s wife, Samirah Muzaffar, was arrested, along with her first husband, Nizam Mydin. While her ex-husband was released from police remand after three days, Samirah found her custody extended, and was later released on bail September 13.
Their two teenage sons were also taken in by authorities, and later released after four days in custody. Police had wanted to extend their remand; however a judge denied this.
Investigators have yet to elaborate what links Samirah, her children, and their extended family might have to do with Nazrin’s death, However, Samirah maintained his death and injuries were consistent with an exploding phone, and asked for transparency in the investigation in her one and only statement to the media.
Malay Mail had previosuly reported that investigators turned the case into a murder probe after traces of petrol were detected in and around the burnt room, and victim’s body.
We’ll keep you posted with any developments.